Big Welcome and Orientation Week

Welcome to the 2021 / 22 academic year. We have created this page to help you navigate your first week with us at Aberystwyth University. Whether you're a returning to study with us or a new student joining our department, we look forward to meeting you over the course of the Big Welcome and Orientation Week. 

Information for new undergraduate students

Time                    

Activity 

Activity Type / Location      

Monday 27 September 

10:00-11:00 

Undergraduate Consultation  

 

Foyer 

Parry-Williams Building 

11.30-12.00

Welcome to the Department - talk for new Celtic Studies and Welsh Beginners students (English medium) 

Dr Cathryn Charnell-White, Head of Department 

Room D54 

Hugh Owen Building 

12:00 

Welcome to the Department - talk for new students (Welsh medium) 

Dr Cathryn Charnell-White, Head of Department 

 

Room D54 

Hugh Owen Building 

Tuesday 28 September 


14.30

Walking Tour of Aberystwyth for new students with your Personal Tutor.  

Aberystwyth Town  

  • To be confirmed 

Wednesday 29 September 

14.00-15.30

Welsh Second Language – meet your mentors 

Arts Centre Café  

  • To be confirmed 

Thursday 30 September 

14:00-15:30           Induction session and an opportunity to meet staff and person tutors.      A14, Hugh Owen Building 

 

                              An introduction to information Services and a chance to meet our            

                              Subject Librarian. 

Monday 4 October 

19:00 

The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies Annual Quiz 

Online or in person at the Hen Llew Du, Aberystwyth –  

To be confirmed 

 

Additional Information: 

Clear instructions regarding how to access/join events will be provided at least 24 hours in advance. 

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 27 September. 

Departmental Contact: cymraeg@aber.ac.uk  

Teaching starts on Monday 4 October 2021 

Information for returning students

Time                    

Activity 

Activity Type / Location      

Monday 27 September 

10:00-11:00 

Undergraduate Consultation  

 

Foyer 

Parry-Williams Building 

Wednesday 29 September 

14.00-15.30

Welsh Second Language – meet your mentors 

Arts Centre Café  

  • To be confirmed 

Thursday 30 September 

14:00-15:30           Induction session and an opportunity to meet staff and person tutors.      A14, Hugh Owen Building 

 

                              An introduction to information Services and a chance to meet our            

                              Subject Librarian. 

Monday 4 October 

19:00 

The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies Annual Quiz 

Online or in person at the Hen Llew Du, Aberystwyth –  

To be confirmed 

 

Additional Information: 

Clear instructions regarding how to access/join events will be provided at least 24 hours in advance. 

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 27 September. 

Departmental Contact: cymraeg@aber.ac.uk  

Teaching starts on Monday 4 October 2021 

Information for new postgraduate students

Time (24 hour clock) 

Event 

Type of event/Location 

 

Central Induction for Research PGs 

Online asynchronous 

 

Central Induction for Taught PGs 

Online asynchronous 

 

 

 

Monday 27 September 

 

Welcome to the Department.  

Video/presentation by the Head of Department, Cathryn Charnell-White) 

Video/presentation by Lecturer responsible for Professional Translation Studies, Mandi Morse) 

Online asynchronous (Panopto, Blackboard) 

 

Tuesday 28 September 

14:30 

Walking tour around Aberystwyth town for all new students in the company of Departmental staff (group activity). 

To be confirmed 

 

Wednesday 29 September 

11:00-12:00 

Induction MA Welsh and Celtic Studies (PGT) 

Seminar Room (2.51) 

Parry-Williams Building  

14:00–15:00 

Induction MPhil (PGR) 

 

Seminar Room (2.51) 

Parry-Williams Building  

 

Monday 4 October 

19:00 

The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies Annual Quiz 

Online or in person at the Hen Llew Du, Aberystwyth – To be confirmed 

 

Clear instructions regarding how to access/join events will be provided at least 24 hours in advance. 

Closer to the start of term you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 27th September. 

Teaching starts on Monday 4 October 2021 

Clear instructions regarding how to access/join events will be provided at least 24 hours in advance.

Closer to the start of term, you will be advised directly by your department of the orientation and induction resources that will be available prior to the 27 September. 

Departmental Contact: cymraeg@aber.ac.uk  

Teaching starts on Monday 4 October 2021